Our Industry Experts
CEO, Women in Film & TV (WFTV)
Katie Bailiff’s credits include Channel 4’s BAFTA-winning Feltham Sings, BBC Two’s Royal Television Society and Grierson-winning The Secret History of Our Streets and BBC Three’s Abused by My Girlfriend. Katie is the CEO of WFTV, the leading membership organisation for women working in media.
COO, Buzz Capital Group | Founder, Fundamentally Games
Adam Betteridge was the Executive Producer of the Oscar nominated film Margin Call. He has helped raise funds for nearly 60 media productions and co-productions with aggregate budgets of over £250million.
Comedian, writer, producer and actress.
Meera Syal wrote the screenplay for the film Bhaji on the Beach and co-wrote Goodness Gracious Me, She was a scriptwriter for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Bombay Dreams. Meera played the grandmother Sushila in the Emmy-award-winning series The Kumars at No. 42 and has appeared in Beautiful People, Holby City, Minder and Doctor Who.
Music & Live Events Manager
Jeffery Antwi is a music, events and production manager. Jeffery works with recording artists and live musicians, with both independent and mainstream A-list artists.
Co-founder, Really Good Films | Head, TV, Comic Relief
Jackie Ball ran the factual film team for over 20 years at Comic Relief, overseeing all aspects of production of films on BBC One and Red Nose Day USA on NBC, raising tens of millions of dollars. She produces and consults on films for a range of global clients.
Film & Stage Actor
Rob Emms played Rick in the hard-hitting British indie Broken and has starred in War Horse, Anonymous, Chernobyl, Happy Valley and Mirror Mirror. He was in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and the British Jehovah’s Witness movie Apostasy as well as playing Bobby Fischer in the acclaimed stage play Spassky vs Fischer.
Kandise Abiola has over 15 years of experience as a senior producer, working on Battle for Britain’s Heroes, Gogglebox and Manhunting With My Mum. Working with Reggie Yates, Kandise produced South Africa, Touchdown USA & Race Riots and for YouTube Originals she produced Terms & Conditions: A UK Drill Story – which was short listed for a Grierson Award.
Managing Director, Consumer Revenue, Guardian News & Media
Richard Furness has worked at Guardian News & Media for over 20 years and in that time has overseen ground breaking initiatives such as the media company’s Glastonbury sponsorship and the launch of the Guardian subscriber scheme. Richard leads the Guardian on digital subscriptions, newspaper strategy, e-commerce, and live events.
EMMY award wining animator
Rodrigo Blass is the Creative Director at Mikros Animation. He was the showrunner for Netflix’s Trollhunters working with Guillermo del Toro and is also known for the short animation, Alma. Other animations include 3Below, La Luna and Gone Nutty.
Royal Television Society Award Winning Composer
Nainita Desai is an Ivor Novello, BIFA, Cinema Eye Honors nominee; a BAFTA Breakthrough Brit, and the IFMCA Breakthrough Composer of 2020. Amongst various BAFTA, Oscar and Emmy acclaimed productions, Nainita Desai’s recent projects include Oscar & BAFTA nominated For Sama, Sundance winning feature The Reason I Jump, The No1 Netflix series in India – Bad Boy Billionaires, the documentary series American Murder and the BBC drama series Unprecedented.
Award Winning Musician & Producer
Hugo White is an award-winning songwriter, musician, producer and founding member of the critically acclaimed band, The Maccabees. He has produced albums for Jamie T, Matt Maltese, Jesse Ware and The Magic Gang and written music for the Danny Boyle film, Steve Jobs.